Category: Op-Ed

Mein Fuhrer, You Built That

Donald J. Trump, take a look around. Take a long look at the people dressed in the khaki pants, the white golf shirts and the red ‘Make America Great Again’ made in China hats. It’s the Official Uniform™ of the American Neo-Nazi Movement©.  No, wait – that’s you on one of your many golf properties. No, wait – that really is the Nazis. I’m confused, but we should all be confused, especially after the murder of a 32 year old woman who followed her conscience to counter-protest the march on Charlottesville, Virginia and the disgusting response by the President...

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The Squirrels and Colin Kaepernick

The Squirrels and Colin Kaepernick We are a nation in dire need of a collective dose of Ritalin. Once again, I’ve tried to reason with people over a young man who, on the 26th of August, at the start of an NFL pre-season game, chose to quietly sit down and bow his head during the playing of the National Anthem. He didn’t make a big deal out of it. He warned no one he was going to do it. He issued no press release announcing his intentions. When the music started and everyone not in line for a dog...

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What Happens When the Truth Isn’t the Truth?

What Happens When the Truth Isn’t the Truth? On a cold winter’s day, holding a hot chocolate, I was leaving the library when I came across two elderly people in the parking lot.  I began to observe their responses toward one another.  Clearly they must have been in their eighties.  I observed the warmth and the love they had for one another, yet I wanted to learn more.  I wanted to learn more about human relationships. Since I work with clients through Clinical Hypnosis, I wanted to broaden my quest for understanding what I was watching.  I proceeded to...

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Charles Manson Haunt, Spahn Movie Ranch, Hell or Hollywood History?

Charles Manson Haunt, Spahn Movie Ranch, Hell or Hollywood History? I am really going off the beaten path today as Christa, my daughter, and I decided to have an adventure in Hollywood history this week while we were off for the holiday and the reaction of others to our destination was quite surprising to me.  We went to the infamous Spahn Movie Ranch which was home to Manson and The Family at the time of the Tate/La Bianca murders. Having spent many years of my early career working in death row and criminal law I was interested in the...

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The Opinionated Bitch – on ‘What Are Women For’?

The Opinionated Bitch – on ‘What Are Women For’? My attention was drawn to an article sweeping across the ether entitled What Are Women For? by James Poulos in The Daily Caller. I ignored it until, while getting ready for work yesterday, I heard him defending the piece on “Up With Chris Hayes” and the conversation drew me into the room. Carefully listening for the basis of his thesis, it dawned on me, there wasn’t one, so I gave in and found his piece on the web that you can read in its entirety here. Let me say it’s...

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I’m Not the Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things

I’m Not the Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things Back in the 60’s, I was raised in what was considered a traditional American home. I had two parents who loved each other very much. Aside from the size of our brood, we pretty much looked like every other family we knew. I think a good deal of learning how to live in a civilized society actually came from growing up in a crowded field of siblings. You learn early how to negotiate, how to give and take, how to share and the value of kindness. There was a sense...

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